Lived Rhythm. Cindy Chen & Li Cui at Art Atrium in Sydney. 181 Old South Head Road, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022, Australia. 14 May – 8 June 2013. A great event, if you have the chance, don’t miss it, Yareah Magazine readers!
The work of Cindy Chen and Li Cui shares the ideas of personal memories and lived experiences – Cindy’s through the sound experience of Buddhist chanting and bird calls and Cui’s within the domestic and urban landscape. Cindy Chen’s drawings are personal, intuitive interpretations of sound and its movement through time and space. They are informed by Buddhist chants and Australian bird calls, and are influenced by Chinese landscape painting and alternative graphic notation systems. Li Cui’s work investigates the relationship between self-identity, memory and landscape. By exploring the ongoing memories of landscape, she intends to analyse and search for her true self.
Cindy Chen is a Sydney based artist of Chinese heritage who uses drawing to translate sound experience into a visual form. She recently completed a Master of Fine Arts by research at the College of Fine Arts, University of NSW, in 2012. Cindy was a finalist in the Blake Prize at the SH Ervin Gallery in 2012 and was a finalist for the Tim Olsen drawing prize in 2010, 2009 and 2007. She has exhibited in numerous group shows including ‘Snake Snake Snake’ at Sydney Town Hall in 2013 and Breathe at Art Atrium in 2012.
Li Cui was born in China and graduated with B.A. in Oil Painting in 2004 and with M.A. in Oil Painting in 2007 from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in China. She had exhibited extensively including international contemporary art fairs Art Beijing in 2008 and Art Taipei in 2009. She had received numerous awards including the National Art Graduates Annual Awards at Beijing Today Art Museum. Her work is in the collection of Chengdu Modern Art Museum, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Today Art Museum in Beijing and Xuhui Art Museum in Shanghai as well as in private collections in Canada, China, France, Germany and the United States.
**Exhibition launch with the artists to be opened by Professor Ian Howard. Former Dean of College of Fine Arts UNSW. Saturday 18 May 2013 2.30-4.30 pm